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by large_shoemaker_at_large
Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: One "Last" Question
Replies: 1811
Views: 51397

Re: One "Last" Question

Aaron

Contact United Last In Montreal.

Regards
Brendan
by large_shoemaker_at_large
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: The Registry
Topic: The Registry
Replies: 535
Views: 28676

Re: The Registry

<t>Welcome to the HCC. <br/> I have many years ago played with an early last CAD program. It was god but so were my computer skills. But the $ was way high. <br/> <br/> I knew it would be a matter of time till the costs can down. <br/> <br/> You are lucky to have access to CNC equpiment. <br/> <br/>...
by large_shoemaker_at_large
Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Around the shop
Replies: 178
Views: 8477

Re: Around the shop

<t>Rick. <br/> <br/> I have made a few glueing tables. <br/> <br/> Caution!! make sure your fan does not have a motor in the duct line. It is potential source of a fire/explosion. <br/> <br/> And depending were the fan located is were the type of motor needed. Totally Enclosed Fan Motor, or a squirr...
by large_shoemaker_at_large
Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: sewing machines
Replies: 928
Views: 48170

Re: sewing machines

<t>Shane <br/> <br/> I have been following this thread and others. <br/> <br/> Welcome to the shoe addiction. <br/> <br/> I won't go into a long explanation but I have done prosthetics, orthotics and custom footwear, mostly ortho. and all sorts of wood work. <br/> <br/> Used to be an RN and worked O...
by large_shoemaker_at_large
Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Outsoles
Replies: 488
Views: 17911

Re: Outsoles

<t>Diane <br/> Sounds like you did not sand the pebbles off or your cementing process was off. <br/> <br/> I saw your registry notice and glad you are here. <br/> <br/> I think you should hunt down a shoe repair or shoe/boot maker and spent a couple days getting the basics. <br/> <br/> If you want t...
by large_shoemaker_at_large
Sat Aug 14, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Glues and Cements
Replies: 248
Views: 21761

Re: Glues and Cements

<t>Hey DW and all <br/> Been following this thread. <br/> <br/> Between shoemaking and woodworking and some other work, ran into this problem many times. <br/> <br/> Titebond II is great but Tite Bond III is way better. more open time and forgiving. <br/> <br/> I have used Titebond 3 and some old de...
by large_shoemaker_at_large
Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1849
Views: 57293

Re: Tools of the Trade

Carl
Just thinking. May be a lacing awl? Or maybe for "tooling leather" akin to saddle/bag making.
My .02 cents

Regards
Brendan
by large_shoemaker_at_large
Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: sewing machines
Replies: 928
Views: 48170

Re: sewing machines

<t>Courtney congrates on the new baby. <br/> <br/> Motor turns on with spark. depend how old might need new starter contatcs or a good cleaning. You can file the contacts flat again, if you are careful. <br/> <br/> The clutch. Sounds like dirt or perhaps a stray thread wrapped around a pulley or sha...
by large_shoemaker_at_large
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:18 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: One "Last" Question
Replies: 1811
Views: 51397

Re: One "Last" Question

Buy a sandel blank from Warkov Safer in Winnipeg and trim it to the size you need.

Or find someone who has a set of Birkinstock lasts and vacum form them.
Regards
Brendan
by large_shoemaker_at_large
Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:27 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Pattern making
Replies: 1353
Views: 41122

Re: Pattern making

<t>My gents, we are nearing the flaming war of hand cut dovetails on a wood working forum. <br/> <br/> I' throw in a thought or two. <br/> <br/> I do mostly orthopedic work. I used the tape method. <br/> <br/> When you need so make two different shoes/lasts look the same. <br/> <br/> If you try any ...
by large_shoemaker_at_large
Wed May 19, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: "64 to the inch"
Replies: 169
Views: 10883

Re: "64 to the inch"

Lance. Have you read John Lobbs book. The Last shall be first. ? I read it 29 years ago. It makes a reference to how many stitchs per inch that was good enough to make footwear for the Royal Family. If you could borrow a copy. the mystery of SPI os solved. I would do it myself but I am sort of far a...
by large_shoemaker_at_large
Sat May 01, 2010 5:44 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: sharpening knives
Replies: 87
Views: 12907

Re: sharpening knives

<t>Nick <br/> Tina knives are great, You can do the initial grind with fine sandpaper on your finisher, cool the blade every few seconds in water. I try to made a bit of a hollow on the upside of the edge. <br/> <br/> This may take some time or if you feel confident you can do this with a grinding s...
by large_shoemaker_at_large
Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Correcting common foot problems
Topic: Correcting common foot problems
Replies: 344
Views: 21560

Re: Correcting common foot problems

<t>Courtney <br/> I to have severe neck pain. Can't sit an last shoes for 15 minutes till an arm goes numb. <br/> <br/> I finally got to see a nerosurgeon. Disc and vertebrea C 3,4,5 are mussed up. A fusion is inevetable ( oh fun). <br/> It may be the position we shoemakers work in. <br/> <br/> Go g...
by large_shoemaker_at_large
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Lasts
Replies: 605
Views: 22536

Re: Lasts

Marlietta
Could you please post pics of some of your lasts.
Regards
Brendan
by large_shoemaker_at_large
Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Sources
Topic: Lasts
Replies: 605
Views: 22536

Re: Lasts

<t>To all <br/> I operated a last lath in the early 80's. I can not remeber the name it was from Holland WW11 vintage. I would do some grading, same kind and Mirror. <br/> <br/> The cutter was a fixed 3 blade cutter head about 3 inches diameter. The blades were IIRC about 5/8 radius and gouge shaped...
by large_shoemaker_at_large
Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: Correcting common foot problems
Topic: Correcting common foot problems
Replies: 344
Views: 21560

Re: Correcting common foot problems

Paul Pictures would be great.
This kind of foot depending on the degree of "flatness" and how flexable a foot is it?

What is your heel height?
Is there a short 1st ray? Have you tried a medial forefoot wedge?
by large_shoemaker_at_large
Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Fitting the Foot
Replies: 434
Views: 16189

Re: Fitting the Foot

oops This should be move to"fitting the foot". Sorry. Please your humbleness. Execute your digital ways. Dw I am jealous you got some Scotch Grain. Ohh the memories. No cash, or I would order some in. As for being good for beginers, yes but, the more experianced, deserve it. http://www.thehcc.org/fo...
by large_shoemaker_at_large
Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Fitting the Foot
Replies: 434
Views: 16189

Re: Fitting the Foot

<t>Athan <br/> Now the fun begins. <br/> First why is he getting custom footwear? <br/> <br/> Next, each person has a oerception of fit. Some are clampers, like tight fit and others are sloppers, they like to slid a finger or five behind the heel. <br/> <br/> I have read that you can not get a shoe ...
by large_shoemaker_at_large
Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1849
Views: 57293

Re: Tools of the Trade

I have on some thing like it. I think Jon is right
by large_shoemaker_at_large
Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Correcting common foot problems
Topic: Correcting common foot problems
Replies: 344
Views: 21560

Re: Correcting common foot problems

Jenny

You might have a rotated cuboid/ Have to even sprained the foot? and inversion sprain, can cause this. A good sports Physio may be able to flip it back.
How much forefoot posting do you have?

Regards
Brendan
by large_shoemaker_at_large
Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Pattern making
Replies: 1353
Views: 41122

Re: Pattern making

Nasser and Jan any info appreciated. I am going to make the assumtion that the last is out and the tree goes in? I have a couple nice huncks of maple. Nasser I noticed the Wafov safer tape in the background http://www.thehcc.org/forum/images/old_smilies/happy.gif And yes the weather! last week was b...
by large_shoemaker_at_large
Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Pattern making
Replies: 1353
Views: 41122

Re: Pattern making

Nasser
Nice Jodhpurs The only ones I have seem had a lower type heel.

As for the boot trees. I'll bite. I have made a few over the years.

2 piece - 3 piece? Hardwood?

I would need a drawing and some measurements.
Regards
Brendan
by large_shoemaker_at_large
Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Tools of the Trade
Replies: 1849
Views: 57293

Re: Tools of the Trade

<t>Wow what a blast to the past. <br/> 1975 I started working as a protshteic/ orthotic tech. <br/> <br/> They used to "pull" sockets from black willow blocks. They had an array of long handled curved blade pulling tools. I watched my mentor carve a reverse socket for a above knee amputation socket....
by large_shoemaker_at_large
Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Techniques, Crans and Visualizations
Topic: Seeking knowledge or survey
Replies: 793
Views: 22088

Re: Seeking knowledge or survey

<t>D.A. Thanks for posting that information. Quite interesting indeed! <br/> <br/> Can you clarify a few terms please? <br/> <br/> German and grain boots <br/> one was provided with a seam above, <br/> a pair of 'Possler'[?] <br/> a pair of big straps [shoes]; <br/> <br/> Due to the diverse language...
by large_shoemaker_at_large
Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Boot and Shoes In History
Topic: "64 to the inch"
Replies: 169
Views: 10883

Re: "64 to the inch"

<t>Jan <br/> I would like the recipe also. <br/> <br/> I shall ask a local first nations person if they know how to make Birch oil. We have a lot of birch trees around here. <br/> <br/> I wold also like to make so Smoke or Brain tanned leathers. They have a almost felt like consistancy. are all hand...